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Living room

The designer Hera Roberts created this modern living room for a special exhibition at Burdekin House.

  • Find the recreation of this living room in the Sydney moderns exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.
  • Observe the shapes you can see in the patterns of the fabrics and rugs. What do the shapes of the furniture remind you of? Would you like a living room like this?
  • Design your own furniture for this empty room.
Line drawing of an empty room

Beard Watson advertisement illustrating Hera Roberts design for living room, The Home October 1929

At home

Make your own room for one of your toys in a cardboard box using cardboard, containers and fabrics to make the furniture.